Namib-Naukluft National Park is the largest in Africa. It covers most of Namib Desert and the Naukluft Mountains. This dry, seemingly barren landscape is home to some very unusual are rare species, including Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. But the main attractions are giant dunes of Sossusvlei, and the Naukluft Mountains for hiking and quad-biking.
Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert is the most popular attraction in the country. Some are over 1,000 feet (300m) high. The Namib Desert section of the Namib-Naukluft park also includes the Swakop and Kuiseb River canyons.
Park Size: 19,000 sq. miles – 49,700 sq. kilometers
Ecosystems: Giant dunes, dry river canyons, mountains, coast, oasis
Wildlife: Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, snakes, geckos, hyena, gemsbok, jackal
When to go: May through September, during the cooler season.
Highlights: Game drives, walking/hiking, quad biking, mountain biking, dune surfing